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Course Essentials

Are you interested in building a career in the criminology or law sectors, but aren’t sure you’re prepared for university study? Studying Criminology and Law together with an integrated Foundation Year at Arden University provides a fascinating approach to two complementary fields in the Social Sciences.

With our BA (Hons) Criminology & Law Degree with an integrated Foundation Year you will be prepared to examine the foundations of legal study that underpin the relationship between crime, society and the law, focusing on the political, psychological and social aspects of criminology.

Delivered via our Distance Learning programme, this School of Law & Social Science degree is studied completely online with Arden, giving you the flexibility to complete your studies while continuing to work or around family life.

As well as gaining confidence in academic skills and a detailed and in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system, you will examine related elements of the legal system and critically analyse their connection with criminal behaviour in terms of the individual and wider society.

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Key Information

Award:
Foundation Year Entry Degrees
Credits:
480
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Criminology and Law with Foundation Year
Duration:
4 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

During our Criminology & Law Degree with Foundation Year, you get the opportunity to refresh your academic skills, and enhance your knowledge of two linked and well-established areas of the social sciences. You will spend equal time on both disciplines while studying via Distance Learning with Arden University. 

The Foundation Year covers key academic concepts like research skills and basic numeracy, as well as acquainting you with subject knowledge like crime, law and psychology.

The criminology aspects of this course explore how crime is controlled and prevented through policing and the criminal justice system, whilst law will concentrate on the English legal system, criminal law and human rights.

With Arden University you’ll learn about crime’s complex relationship with social policy by analysing a variety of legal concepts and ethics, as well as the social, psychological and political effect crime has on the world.

You have 4-12 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to 3 years to complete each level; however, many of our students complete the course in 4-8 years.

Modules:

Foundation Year

  • Developing Academic Skills
  • Using Numeracy, Data & IT
  • Research Skills & Using Information
  • Values, Ethics & Working Collaboratively
  • Crime & Law in Context
  • Psychology of Everyday Life

Year 2

  • Effective Interdisciplinary Study
  • Crime & Society
  • Criminal Justice System
  • English Legal System
  • Criminal Law
  • Law & Ethics

Year 3

  • Research & Ethics in Action
  • Contemporary Debates in Criminology
  • Civil Liberties & Human Rights
  • Policing & Police Powers
  • Law of Tort 1 - Tort of Negligence
  • Law of Tort 2 - Land and Other Torts

Year 4

  • Cybercrime
  • Youth Justice
  • Crime Prevention
  • Law of Evidence
  • Research Planning & Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing our BA (Hons) Criminology & Law with Foundation Year Programme Specification.

Candidates for our online Criminology & Law Degree with Foundation Year are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or attend and online interview demonstrating an ability to study the programme at Arden University, taking into account:

  • Your motivation for undertaking the programme
  • Relevant work experience
  • Prior qualifications
  • References

If your previous study was not in English, you will also need to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

With this Criminology & Law Honours Degree with Foundation Year, you will graduate from Arden University with key skills to enhance your employability and prepare you for your chosen career, as well as a confident knowledge of your chosen field of study.

After studying this online Social Science Degree, you'll be able to:

  • Research and present information in different formats
  • Analyse and evaluate data (interdisciplinary analysis)
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and on paper
  • Work independently and within a team
  • Solve problems efficiently
  • Think critically
  • Manage your time effectively

Where can I work after my Degree?

This Criminology & Law Degree programme is useful to those looking to practice criminal law (with further relevant study) or to work in the criminal justice system, such as policing, probation and prison services. However, this flexible qualification can provide access to many other different career opportunities, such as:

  • Social work
  • Counselling
  • Crime prevention
  • Community work
  • Court services
  • Mental health
  • HR
  • Central and Local Government

Or you could go onto further relevant study (such as a law conversion course) to become a Solicitor or Barrister.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your Arden qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

During our Criminology & Law Degree with Foundation Year, you get the opportunity to refresh your academic skills, and enhance your knowledge of two linked and well-established areas of the social sciences. You will spend equal time on both disciplines while studying via Distance Learning with Arden University. 

The Foundation Year covers key academic concepts like research skills and basic numeracy, as well as acquainting you with subject knowledge like crime, law and psychology.

The criminology aspects of this course explore how crime is controlled and prevented through policing and the criminal justice system, whilst law will concentrate on the English legal system, criminal law and human rights.

With Arden University you’ll learn about crime’s complex relationship with social policy by analysing a variety of legal concepts and ethics, as well as the social, psychological and political effect crime has on the world.

You have 4-12 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to 3 years to complete each level; however, many of our students complete the course in 4-8 years.

Modules:

Foundation Year

  • Developing Academic Skills
  • Using Numeracy, Data & IT
  • Research Skills & Using Information
  • Values, Ethics & Working Collaboratively
  • Crime & Law in Context
  • Psychology of Everyday Life

Year 2

  • Effective Interdisciplinary Study
  • Crime & Society
  • Criminal Justice System
  • English Legal System
  • Criminal Law
  • Law & Ethics

Year 3

  • Research & Ethics in Action
  • Contemporary Debates in Criminology
  • Civil Liberties & Human Rights
  • Policing & Police Powers
  • Law of Tort 1 - Tort of Negligence
  • Law of Tort 2 - Land and Other Torts

Year 4

  • Cybercrime
  • Youth Justice
  • Crime Prevention
  • Law of Evidence
  • Research Planning & Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing our BA (Hons) Criminology & Law with Foundation Year Programme Specification.

Entry Requirements

Candidates for our online Criminology & Law Degree with Foundation Year are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or attend and online interview demonstrating an ability to study the programme at Arden University, taking into account:

  • Your motivation for undertaking the programme
  • Relevant work experience
  • Prior qualifications
  • References

If your previous study was not in English, you will also need to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

With this Criminology & Law Honours Degree with Foundation Year, you will graduate from Arden University with key skills to enhance your employability and prepare you for your chosen career, as well as a confident knowledge of your chosen field of study.

After studying this online Social Science Degree, you'll be able to:

  • Research and present information in different formats
  • Analyse and evaluate data (interdisciplinary analysis)
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and on paper
  • Work independently and within a team
  • Solve problems efficiently
  • Think critically
  • Manage your time effectively

Where can I work after my Degree?

This Criminology & Law Degree programme is useful to those looking to practice criminal law (with further relevant study) or to work in the criminal justice system, such as policing, probation and prison services. However, this flexible qualification can provide access to many other different career opportunities, such as:

  • Social work
  • Counselling
  • Crime prevention
  • Community work
  • Court services
  • Mental health
  • HR
  • Central and Local Government

Or you could go onto further relevant study (such as a law conversion course) to become a Solicitor or Barrister.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your Arden qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

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